Overhead small talk at this afternoon's hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials:
Railroad Industry Lobbyist: (whisper) So, what's the right answer? They're incorrect that we're not improving safety?
Railroad Industry Lobbyist 2: (whisper) Say they can't prove we're not improving safety.
Railroad Industry Lobbyist: [Muslims] believe it's okay to kill Christians and Jews because that's what God wants. How can you talk to people like that?
Lobbyist 1: Hey, I like your pink tie. I wore my pink tie yesterday.
Lobbyist 2: Well, I'm glad you didn't wear it today. There's nothing wrong with wearing a pink tie, but you don't want to be in a room full of guys wearing pink ties.
Lobbyist 3: You sure don't want them behind you!
Lobbyist 4: Keep 'em in your line of vision!
Lobbyist 2: Don't drop the soap!